Just got home from catching a matinee showing of a limited-run engagement of "Waking Sleeping Beauty", an insider documentary about the rise (and subsequent fall) of Walt Disney Feature Animation in the late 80's and 1990's.
The flick offers a lot of behind-the-scenes home movies, photos and interviews.
Peter Schneider, Roy Disney, and Jeffrey Katzenberg (pictured below) are all featured in the film, as well as the vilified Michael Eisner, the man hand-picked by Roy to run the studio.
1970's CalArts students.
The animators feared Katzenberg for creating a pressure-cooker atmosphere, and ultimately he caught a lot of blame (warranted or not) for the collapse.
All in all, I enjoyed the film, and I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in the way things worked.
Here is a little composition that I put together for Uncle Henry, featuring a couple of Alabama Crimson Tide icons and a Superman painting by the unequaled Alex Ross.
I changed the color scheme of Superman's costume to reflect the Crimson Tide uniform, and replaced his iconic shield with the 'Alabama' bullet. I simply cut-and-pasted the head to create an avatar suitable for web useage (i.e. for blog replies, comments, etc.).
Yes, this was inspired by an LSU-themed tiger icon, but Crimson is MUCH prettier than purple, and Big Al is MUCH better-looking!
Well, while the politicians point fingers and place blame, the oil just keeps billowing out into the Gulf of Mexico. Life as we along the Gulf Coast know it is changing FOREVER.
One of the most beautiful areas of the world is ruined for at least OUR lifetime, and maybe our kids can tell their grandkids how it "used to be"....!
And, of course, the leftists are trying to blame George W. Bush. But I blame them ALL! I just hope they can stop the gusher, and concentrate on healing the most beautiful region in the world.
The white beaches and blue water will only be remembered in photos, as the toxic goo chokes and coats everything. And I'm sure the wonderful 'chemical dispersants' are doing a number on the eco-system, as well.